This year’s Renegade Craft Fair – Chicago, proved to be an excellent mix of craft and art as in years past but with a lot more people. It seems the word is getting out. An awesome show that offers something for every artist alike.
Some of my show favorites:
OneCanoeTwo – Custom letterpress, cards, coasters, calendars. Artistic – funky – stylized creatures. Crane paper with high quality printing, graphic design and detail. Check out the coasters, recipe cards and fabric calendars. I typically get a Lotta Jansdotter calendar but this year going with the nautical theme from OneCanoeTwo.
Neogranny – flipp’n love-it! Neo’s take on retro designs, brings back the June Cleaver in all of us but with a modern twist. I picked up a cat-eye glasses necklace, but love the swimmer and the Jack and Jill cut-outs. The combination of brightly painted wood mixed with metal, totally fun.
Tugboat Printshop – Really cool woodblock prints. Very detailed and cool compositions. We picked up Star Ship, looking to put it in a funky frame. Looking for vintage frames check out Foundre.
Jordain Elise – Picked up on the taxidermy buzz this year? Check out the “wonderful wonders” of Jordain Elise. Felt “horrible adorables” give them a second look, you’ll fall for them.
Other Artists Worth Checking Out: